Black Bear gets $5.7M in investments for ‘tire to carbon black’ scale up

In the Netherlands, Black Bear Carbon BV is getting another €5 million or about $5.7 million in financing from Capricorn Venture Partners and Particon...

Chicken feathers not so chicken – could produce stronger plastics than plant-based plastics

In Belgium, EU-funded KARMA2020 project is looking to chicken feathers waste by-product from poultry production as a possible valuable feedstock for biobased materials, especially...

MasterCard credit cards to go green with Greener Payments Partnership

In New York, Mastercard, Gemalto, Giesecke+Devrient and IDEMIA joined together to commit to more sustainable credit cards by launching the Greener Payments Partnership to...

California Baby develops 100% plant-based preservative for skin care products

In California, global skincare company California Baby has developed a 100% plant-based preservative formula for skin care products. The company is in the process...

Biobased bridge constructed with basalt fibers and polyester resin in innovative design

In The Netherlands, FiberCore Europe built a biobased footbridge made from never before used ecologically sustainable composite materials in bridge construction, including basalt fibers...

Carrots may be secret to greener concrete

In the United Kingdom, researchers at Lancaster University, in collaboration with Scotland’s CelluComp, are looking to use carrots to increase concrete strength and improve...

Dead family duck inspires South Africa biodegradable urn business

In South Africa, a startup is manufacturing biodegradable urns that promote tree growth in order to address outdated and environmentally damaging burial practices. Biotree.earth was...

Keep warm with first ever biodegradable synthetic insulation

In New York, PrimaLoft, Inc. introduced PrimaLoft Bio, the first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers. In accelerated test conditions simulating a...

Eat my straw – Edible algae straw offers biodegradable alternative

In Mexico, a high school student has done what many others have been trying to do – make a biodegradable, edible straw. Jesus Abraham...

Cracking under pressure – 3D printed cement biomimcs mantis shrimp

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure,...

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

In Philadelphia, biodegradable pregnancy test startup Lia Diagnostics has raised $2.6 million in private funding. The company, which says its paper-based tests are flushable, did...

Architecture that cleans the air unveiled in Dublin

In London, design house ecoLogicStudio is piloting the use of photosynthetic microalgae to help de-carbonize cities. The company has developed an “urban curtain” of...

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